I talk a lot about Motivation with Bloggers (in fact, I am working with an eBook on this topic!) – because it is a Key Factor that differentiates Successful Bloggers and not-so-Successful Ones, that differentiates Achievers and not-so-Big-Achievers!
There is nothing more inspiring and motivating, than knowing about a fellow Blogger, who has made it really big. And, that’ s precisely what I’m trying to do with “Blog Achivers” Series – motivate you!
In the first post of this series, I would like you to meet Alex Fraiser of Blogussion!
Alex is the 17 year old kid behind Blogussion and Thesis Theme Customization Company, Kolakube. He is the owner, writer, marketer and the designer behind Blogussion, which he is so proud about! He released the Blogussion Skin for Sale early this year, which increased his visibility and fame, multi-fold. Also, he is a Certified Thesis Professional listed under the Approved Designers at DIYThemes.com
All you really need to know about him is this: 1) He loves blogging 2) He is a Patriots fan.
I had a short interview session with Alex and here’s the transcript for all you readers!
Ashwin: Hello Alex! Nice to have you here at TU. Can you Introduce yourself and your Blog to our readers?
Alex: Hey all! I’m Alex, the 17 year old blogger and designer behind the amazing Blogussion.com. I’m a Senior in High School, a huge Patriots fan, and a big believer that there is more to life than a 9-5 job.
Basically, Blogussion is about blogging. As cliche sounding as that is, the articles posted on Blogussion are actually pretty unique and mind-provoking. Of course, that statement was probably even more overused, but I think you should just go visit the beautifully designed blog and see for yourself
Ashwin: Great. We can see the Motivation brimming… What are the 3 Key Techniques you use to drive Quality Traffic to your Blog?
1. Write content all the time
Content (blog posts) is really the only thing that will drive traffic to your blog. People share it, people find it in search engines, and people post about it on their site
No one will talk about your blog, but what they will talk about are the posts you put on it. So really focus on content if you want quality traffic.
2. Rely on people
Like I said, the people who read your blog are the ones who will ultimately drive the most traffic through to your blog. They share your posts with others, then those people share it with others and so on
3. Think outside-the-box
What other kinds of content are there to create? Try releasing a product, setup a newsletter or release something like an eBook for free. People swoon for this kind of stuff, and I know personally as I have done all 3 and earned a great amount of traffic
Ashwin: Awesome. These are cool tips to every Blogger! Can you share with our Readers when and how did your Blog start Making Money? Because… I know most of Professional Bloggers out there love to make Money from their Blog…
Alex: January 1st, 2010 is a day I will never forget. That was the day I launched my first product, the Blogussion skin for Thesis.
This skin for Thesis has been selling like crazy all year and has made me a great 5 figure income this year alone. I do plan to expand on this one skin, but this is the first major way I ever tried to make money and it was an absolute success
Ashwin: This is a testimony to the fact, that real money is made with Products. Cool! What are the Additional Channels or Prospects, your Blog has opened up for you?
Alex: I have met so many great people, started a huge freelance business and have grown a blog that I can’t even maintain alone anymore. The things I have done online have pretty much changed my life in many ways, and really opened my eyes up to a lot of things in everyday life
Ashwin: One last question! What are your 3 Tips to anyone Starting with Professional Blogging and looking to Make Money?
1. Put as much as YOU as possible into your blog
2. Always go above and beyond. Basically, over-deliver EVERYTHING
3. Don’t give up. It’s not worth losing months of hard work because “you don’t feel like doing it one day”
Thanks Alex. That was a wonderful Interview and I am sure it’s a nice Sunday read, for all Readers at TU!
Hello, Fellow Bloggers! Hope you had a nice time reading this short Interview with Alex and I am sure it gave you a dose of the Motivation Tonic. See you soon in another Interview, with another Blog Achiever! Till then, signing off…
If you would like to be interviewed at TU, please Contact me using the Contact Form and I will get back to you with Details!